How does one understand Scripture?
Isaiah 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts.
Isaiah 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line: here a little and there a little.
We do not personally interpret Scripture. Scriptures interpret Scriptures – here a little and there a little. This Scripture is very accurate if one goes to the trouble to search it out.
John 10:35 If He called them Elohim, to whom the word of Elohim came – and it is impossible for the Scripture to be broken.
The word (“god”) is actually Elohim which has three meanings; singular and plural in Genesis where both are used at Creation for the Father and the Son. Later, it is used to mean a judge in Israel. The Scripture cannot be broken. It is like a giant picture puzzle. You cannot force a piece in a place where it does not belong to complete the puzzle. It either fits or it does not. Any word, topic or doctrine, must fit with all the other words on the same subject. If it does not fit, it is either a corruption or was not in the original text.
Is Scripture your authority or source for truth, or are you part of the Yeah but crowd – rejecting certain doctrines because they are too hard or uncomfortable for you? This is what I call selective obedience. I feel sorry for you. Many will learn this the hard way.
Many famous and wise people have recognized the authority and power of the Scriptures.
Abraham Lincoln said, “I believe the bible is the best gift (“god”) has given to man.”